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Thursday, February 17,2011

An interview with the interviewer

BIFF's Ron Bostwick on what it takes to interview Chevy Chase

By Adam Perry
Ron Bostwick, the Boulder International Film Festival's executive producer of special events, grew up in Maryland and then lived in Boston, where he went to college, for about 20 years. But he's been living in Boulder for about a dozen years now and can't imagine living anywhere else.
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Thursday, February 17,2011

Movie Madness

Boulder International film festival brings celebs, clout to Boulder

By Adam Perry
It seems nerve-wracking. Showing more than 50 films over four days at numerous venues in one small city. Hosting world-class celebrities including Oliver Stone and James Franco. Organizing a mostly volunteer staff of almost 300 people.
Thursday, February 17,2011

Babes, booze and Buddhism

Film explores the atypical lifestyle of Naropa founder

By Adam Perry
Demetrakas, who teaches at the University of Southern California in addition to directing both dramatic and documentary films, met Trungpa in 1971 and kept in touch until his death in 1987.
Thursday, February 3,2011

From the hills (kind of)

Mountain Manīs harmonies cascade into town

By Adam Perry
Mountain Man - Molly Erin Sarle, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig and Amelia Randall Meath - met in 2009 at Bennington College and initially exploded online via a couple of inviting tracks posted on Myspace.
Thursday, January 27,2011

Punk rock and poetry

Patti Smith horses around NYC in memoir

By Adam Perry
Soon Mapplethorpe and Smith were inhabiting Room 1017, the smallest in a now-legendary building that then featured residents including Harry Smith, William Burroughs and Johnny Winter, not to mention constant visits by big-time pop stars such as Janis Joplin and Leonard Cohen.
Thursday, January 20,2011

Finding the fun in painting

Sam Jablon’s featureless faces come from a happy place

By Adam Perry
"Brooklyn is a whole different world," Jablon said in a phone conversation from Binghamton just after Christmas. "When I started out at Naropa it was really warm and welcoming and it was easy to set up a life and make friends and meet people. Brooklyn is hard and cold and there's 100,000 people trying to do the exact same thing that you're doing."
Thursday, December 30,2010

The best albums of 2010

Boulder Weekly breaks down the most fantastic releases of the year

By Adam Perry
To quote John Lennon, "Another year is over and a new one just begun," which means we meet again for Boulder Weekly's annual Best Albums of the Year.
Thursday, December 23,2010

Dismal days in Denver

Need direction, Pat Bowlen? Look at Pittsburgh

By Adam Perry
The Denver Broncos - a franchise most remembered for winning the Super Bowl twice with John Elway at quarterback and fielding more than a dozen playoff teams from the '80s through the mid-'00s - are now in shambles.
Thursday, December 16,2010

Punching back in

Local songwriter Beth Preston starts making music after long hiatus

By Adam Perry
"Trying to do your own promotion and things like that definitely takes a lot of time and energy," Preston says, "and I definitely think that was part of my downfall before. I wasn't really supporting my heart and my music, and I was always wrapped up in the computer and phone calls and kind of stressed out all the time."
Thursday, December 2,2010

Life under Duran Duran

How bad ’80s music shaped Rob Sheffield’s life

By Adam Perry
For some, the bulk of popular music in the 1980s is looked back upon as a mere punch line. Flock of Seagulls? Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney doing "Say Say Say"? Poison? Bob Dylan hamming it up in a tacky video that found him earnestly singing,...